CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? - Huntington Stage Company
Written by Gina Gionfriddo
Produced by Huntington Stage Company
Directed by Peter DuBois
Costumes by Mary Lauve
Lighting by Philip S. Rosenberg
"'Can You Forgive Her?' takes place on a single set of a rundown vacation house (expertly designed by Lauren Helpern) that conjures up the familiar musty smell of a summer rental."
"Scenic designer Lauren Helpern did a good job creating several rooms and a kitchen in a dated beach house in much need of renovation. It captures Graham and Tanya's situation well."
-- Metrowest Daily News
"Lauren Helpern's scenic design effectively conveys the house-as-albatross to Graham. It is his final connection to his late mother and fills him with mixed emotions."
-- Broadway World
"Scenic designer Lauren Helpern's beach home is in dire need of renovations; its furniture a mixture of forgotten items well past their prime, with the casualness that would mark a beach home."
-- On Boston Stages
"The play runs one hour and forty-five minutes without an intermission; that's a good thing because once the ball gets rolling, there's no stopping it, and the play stuffs a lot into its running time. Anyway, the scenic design by Lauren Helpern is so well done you wouldn't want to pause, and Philip S. Rosenberg's moody lighting design summons the ghosts of late nights past, when the house is warm and the autumn night cold.
-- Edge Media Network
"But the only ordinary thing in 'Can You Forgive Her?' is the New Jersey beach house where the evening's action takes place. You know this house: its small maple dining room set, wooden-armed sofa and faded forest prints on the dark walls scream not-remodeled-since-the-'70s. (Nice work from scenic designer Lauren Helpern.)
-- Cape Cod Times